ISIS forces capture big Libyan oil field

Islamist State forces have seized the al-Mabrook oil field south of Sirte, one of the largest in Libya, security sources in Paris reported Wednesday. DEBKAfile: Insufficient attention is paid in the West to the ISIS’s creeping expansion in Libya, where the jihadis are focusing on capturing oil fields, as in Syria. The head of the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency, Gen. Vincent Stewart, disclosed Tuesday that at least 20 terrorist organizations in Egypt, Libya and Algeria had recently joined ISIS and were operating under its orders. The general spoke at a briefing to the US House Armed Forces Committee. 

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